We live in an overreacting world, and this example shows the downward direction we seem to be heading. An 8 year old was kicked out of school for 3 days because he drew on his shirt with a marker and sniffed it.
The school principal wanted to send a message about substance abuse... To 8 year olds?
Interestingly, MSNBC interviewed experts who suggested that there is no possible way to become inebriated by sniffing a marker. A toxicologist, Dr. Eric Lavonas, noted, ""If you went to Costco and bought 50 bags of Sharpies and did something to them, maybe there's a way to get creative and make it happen."